Industry Ag News 9/18

Carrie Muehling

  • InfoAg Conference is Now All-Virtual for December. Content sessions will address blockchain and traceability; biostimulants and micronutrients; integrating big data into nutrient recommendations, carbon markets, soil health and more. Mark your calendar for December 15-17, 2020.
  • Michael Torrey Associates welcomed Brandon Barnett to its team as a Policy Coordinator. The Washington, D.C.-based firm offers government relations, strategic communications, and issue advocacy as well as full-service association management to a growing number of clients in the food, agriculture, and forestry sector.
  • AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company, is excited to announce the winners of the second annual Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship. A total of seven students were selected from 26 qualified applicants. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $2,000. To learn more about AMVAC and the Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship, visit
  • GrainBridge, an ag technology joint venture of Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill Incorporated, announced the launch of a new digital platform focused on helping farmers streamline the grain marketing process to make more informed and profitable decisions.
  • As a global pandemic and extreme weather events batter an already weak agricultural economy, more than 400 farmers, ranchers, and rural residents are gathered online this week to speak directly with their elected representatives and administration officials as part of National Farmers Union’s fall legislative fly-in.
  • The theme for the 2021 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “If you could invent a new technology to improve agriculture, what would it be?” The contest is open to all high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
  • Abby Himburg has joined the Alabama Peanut Producers Association staff as the Communications Coordinator. Her project priorities will be print and digital publications.
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